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Oculus Rift owners can now launch SteamVR games from Oculus Home

The next version of the Oculus Home app will introduce a method of listing software bought on Steam in the user's library, with a preview build available on the Public Test Channel right now.
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‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ delayed until the end of the year

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is one of the surprise hits of the year so far in its Early Access release, but fans will have to wait several months longer than initially thought for the full version.
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Owners of a 2016 or 2017 Samsung smart TV can now directly stream Steam games

Valve Software and Samsung teamed up to release a beta version of the Steam Link app for streaming PC games to 2016 and 2017 smart TVs. This app will eliminate the need to purchase Valve's stand-alone Steam Link device.
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The Steam Summer Sale kicks off with a tempting discount on HTC Vive headset

Usually, the Steam Summer Sale means you'll be picking up a bunch of half-priced games to fill up your already overflowing backlog. This year, Steam is upping the ante by offering a discount on the HTC Vive headset.
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Rainway’s PC game streaming service will also support the Nintendo Switch

Rainway Inc. said its software for streaming PC games to other devices across the internet will support the Nintendo Switch console. The beta doesn't go live until November, and will first support web browsers and Android.
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LittleBits' Code Kit is a simple, fun way to introduce your child to coding

LittleBits' latest kit mixes an easy-to-use programming interface and quality materials to deliver an exciting experience for young tinkerers learning to code for the first time -- though it comes at a high price.
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'Sonic Mania' trailer on Steam reveals an unconfirmed August 15 release

Sonic Mania, the 2D remix of classic Sonic stages, may be arriving August 15, if a since removed trailer on Steam's European listing was accurate. Sega has only provided a summer launch window.
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Steam’s changes target ‘fake’ games and trading cards to combat bots

Fake games are becoming an increasing problem on Steam because of their potential to earn money through trading cards. Valve is looking to stop that by delaying the release of some trading cards to players.
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'Alan Wake' will be 90 percent off this weekend in a sunset sale

Starting Monday, May 15, you will no longer be able to buy Alan Wake on Steam, Xbox Live or in physical retail, due to an expiring music license. To make up for that, the game will be 90 percent off this weekend.
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Gaming with guidance: How to set up parental controls on modern consoles, handhelds, and computers

We offer the easiest ways to lock your kids out from inappropriate game content on all current dedicated gaming consoles.
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Steam no longer supports sending gifts to another user's inventory or via email

In an effort to stop resellers from exploiting variations between Steam pricing in different regions, Valve has announced a new gifting system that's set to take effect on Thursday.
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Watch out Steam — Tencent to launch 'WeGame' storefront worldwide

Tencent, the leader in games revenue, will launch "WeGame," a worldwide digital storefront for PC games that operates like Steam. The Tencent Game Platform already boasts 200 million players in China.